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Monday, March 25, 2024

Kate Middleton’s cancer diagnosis could remind us to stop projecting our own fears of illness and death. by Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer

Princess Kate’s cancer announcement brought up Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer’s own memories of fighting cancer as a mom in her late 30s. This news is an opportunity for us all to look inward an…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:27PM
Monday, January 29, 2024

Act II Playhouse presents Eric H. Weinberger and Elaine Bromka’s Tea for Three: Lady Bird, Pat, and Betty by Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer

Sabrina Proffit stars in this popular one-woman show exploring the real lives of Lady Bird Johnson, Pat Nixon, and Betty Ford at Act II Playhouse. Does it connect to presidential politics to…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:31PM
Tuesday, August 15, 2023

Coming of age with Sinéad by Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer

When Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer heard about Sinéad O’Connor’s death this summer, she became her 21-year-old self, sustained against harassment and injustice by a singular voice.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:05PM
Monday, June 12, 2023

Tiny Dynamite presents Julie Izumi’s Meet Murasaki Shikibu Followed by Book Signing, and Other Things by Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer

Tiny Dynamite brings the legendary yet little-known 11th-century Japanese novelist Murasaki Shikibu to life, alongside a bookstore manager whose own work is closer to the author’s legacy t…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:52PM
Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Hedgerow Theatre presents Juliette Dunn’s The Puzzle by Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer

Hedgerow marks its 100th season with the world premiere of Juliette Dunn’s The Puzzle, which reveals complex inner worlds for all of us, whether or not we communicate by speaking. Gabriell…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:06PM
Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Exploring the nature of Philly with Mike Weilbacher’s Wild Philly by Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer

Mike Weilbacher details the amazing nature in and around the city in Wild Philly. Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer previews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:07PM
Tuesday, December 13, 2022

National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene presents Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish by Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer

Since Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer first reviewed Fiddler on the Roof in 2018, antisemitism has continued to rise, and this new production from the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene strikes just…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:03PM
Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Quintessence Theatre Group presents Mary Poppins by Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer

A Mary Poppins for the stage at Quintessence, based on the original stories by P.L. Travers and the 1964 film, marries a book by Julian Fellowes with the original Sherman Brothers music (plu…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 01:12PM
Tuesday, November 22, 2022

People’s Light presents Jennifer Childs and Alex Bechtel’s Alice in Wonderland: A Musical Panto by Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer

Alice in Wonderland, the jubilant new holiday panto by Jennifer Childs and Alex Bechtel, engages both our children and our inner child. Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 05:21PM
Friday, October 14, 2022

The Walnut Street Theatre presents Rocky the Musical by Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer

The short-lived Broadway musical adapted from the iconic film comes to the Walnut Street Theatre eight years after its limited Broadway run. Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:27PM
Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Cooking up Koshersoul with chef Michael Twitty by Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer

Chef Michael Twitty, a James Beard Award-winning chef, food historian, and author of Koshersoul, serves up conversation at the Weitzman this week. Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer previews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 12:31PM
Monday, March 7, 2022

The Kimmel Cultural Campus presents the Rent 25th Anniversary Farewell Tour by Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer

After a BSR podcast conversation between Gen X and Gen Z Rent lovers, Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer takes her teenager to experience Rent live, finding out whether Jonathan Larson speaks to a new g…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 05:05PM
Wednesday, December 8, 2021

American Lit Remixed, by Melissa Strong by Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer

We usually herald the digital age as a blow to the music and publishing industries, but in her new book, American Lit Remixed, Melissa Strong argues that an exciting synergy is emerging. Gab…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:58PM
Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Remembering Bucks County poet, teacher, and activist Christopher Bursk by Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer

After decades of mentorship to local writing communities, including incarcerated writers, Bucks County poet, teacher, and activist Christopher Bursk never stopped learning or fighting for ju…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 07:10PM

All that Chat

May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards